Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County has provided quality mentoring in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region of Western Massachusetts for almost half a century. We match children facing adversity with carefully screened and professionally supported mentors for one-to-one relationships which endure. Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is all about being a friend, and our services are free of charge for the children and the mentors.
Children are not excluded on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, gender, marital status of parent, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability; and volunteer mentors are not excluded on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County is a United Way Partner Agency and a Quality-Based Member of Mass Mentoring Partnership.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County is dedicated to helping children reach their highest potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with volunteers
Our Vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County's wish is to provide successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools and stronger communities for all.
We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches in building safe, enduring relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, demonstrates positive outcomes linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single-parent or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters programs have concluded that mentored children were less likely to use drugs and alcohol and skip school.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County’s own Outcome Evaluations of matched children have shown that both parents and mentors report additional positive changes in mentees such as: more positive peer relationships, a more positive attitude toward school and a higher desire to excel in school and participate in extracurricular activities.
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